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Victory for the Tigers!
Friday 17th January 2014 @ 18:25 by Lisa B

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Welling 0 Hyde 2

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The waiting is finally over, Hyde have won their first league game at last!

The bottom-of-the-table Tigers have ended their 31-game winless league run, which stretches back to April, as strikes from Louis Almond and Connor Hughes earned them a well deserved victory at Welling on Tuesday night.

Hyde have not won in the league since April 9.

This means the rejuvenated Tigers have collected four points from their last two games – following a draw at Southport on Saturday.

So in the last two matches the Tigers have more than doubled their league points total gained from the start of the season.

Throughout the season, Hyde have led in 10 of their 27 Conference Premier games, before Tuesday’s game at Welling, and haven’t managed to hold on for victory.

But at Welling, all that changed when the Tigers returned to Ewen Fields with all three points secured.

The game started brightly for Hyde with Scott Spencer, the Tigers’ leading scorer, almost putting the visitors ahead when his effort was cleared off the line.

Baily Cargill then went close for Welling.

Hyde kept the pressure up and Almond put them 1-0 up with a curling 25-yard effort.

Hughes then secured the three points with a superb volley from outside the penalty area.

The win still leaves Hyde 12 points behind Dartford in 23rd place and they are still 19 points adrift of safety with 18 games left to play.

But Hyde and their supporters are overjoyed at the recent turn of events.

On Twitter the club said: “Thanks to all fans old and new who came down tonight, you were fantastic!”

While Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds tweeted: “Hyde have won! Get in. The season starts here. Well done.”

He added: “Definitely time to book an open-top bus!”